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The Top Five Reasons Why Becoming President Will Prove A Disaster For Trump

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's hard to fathom it's been only two weeks since Donald Trump took the oath of office. During this infancy period he's threatened trade wars; angere...

Cartoonist Compares Trump's Presidency To McCarthyism In Vibrant Comics

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.23.2017 | Arts

Near the height of the cultural stranglehold Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wi.) held over the United States as he accused prominent media figures and govern...

It's Atticus Again....

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

Occasionally I pick up my well-thumbed copy of To Kill A Mockingbird when I feel out of sync with the world around's a wonderful grounding too...

Yes, He's The Great Pretender -- Pretending America Was Great

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Pamela Newton

When exactly was America great, Mr. Trump?


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

Charlie Lives On at "Chaplin's World"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

The Tramp, The Immigrant, the comedian, the actor, the writer, the musician, the composer, the director, the husband, the father, the genius. The le...

The Rhyming Verse Of Donald Trump

Timothy X. Troy | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Timothy X. Troy

As Mr. Trump's current bid continued to gain steam, my worry about the possibility of him becoming our president provoked a deep anxiety generating an occasional nightmare. How did he get into that position? I've been trying to figure that out.

 Khizr Khan: America's 2016 Will Kane

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to look at history, whether recent or in previous centuries, to question a lack of action on the part of individuals and nations. It's more difficult to want to see things in the present.

Trump, His Virus and the Dark Age of Unreason

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The ghost of Joseph McCarthy lives on in Donald Trump as he accuses President Obama of treason, slanders women, mocks people with disabilities, and impugns every politician or journalist who dares call him out for the liar and bamboozler he is.

Mussolini, Hitler, Japanese Internment Camps, McCarthy, Gaddafi... and Trump

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Each was despicable in his own way(s) that history has detailed in great measure in countless words, books, stories and headlines over the decades. History has given us other despots that have ruled similarly throughout the world.

The Media Is On The Edge Of A Murrow Moment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

​In the early 1950s, Sen. Joe McCarthy was on a rampage. Beginning in February 1950, when he said he had a list of "hundreds" of Communists then wor...

Donald Trump's "Extraordinary Rendition"

Francis Levy | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

At what point will the Trump phenomenon reach for the stars, that is to say the Army-McCarthy hearings. Joseph McCarthy, a Wisconsin Republican led a ...

Bernie Sanders: Feel the Math

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Should Sanders accept reality and gracefully exit to allow Hillary Clinton to prepare for a greater race against Donald Trump, then he will be well remembered. However, if Sanders sits on his thumbs as McCarthy sat on his two generations ago, we may be in for a very dark time.

A Grandmother On 'No Sense of Decency'

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

I can still hear Dad's voice that fall night in 1950 as he sat my next sister and me down after dinner to tell us what might happen. I was sixteen.

America Needs the Immigrants Trump Wants to Keep Out

Jim Moore | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Jim Moore

Trump's policy--essentially international blackmail--threatens the Mexican government by turning off the southbound flow of tens of millions of American dollars that bolster local Mexican economies and help uncounted numbers of Mexican families survive.

American Demagogues: Joe McCarthy and Donald Trump

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

It is difficult to watch Donald Trump's ascent in the Republican Party this election season, without drawing parallels to another uniquely American demagogue: Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy.

Trump Year in Perspective

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

In many ways the real predecessor to Trump's campaign is the Joe McCarthy episode in the 1950s.

The Love That Now Can Speak Its Name

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.

I Embrace Democratic Socialism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No country in the world today stands as a fully Socialist state, but rather, some of the most successful economies combine elements of Capitalism with Socialism to create greater degrees of equity and lesser disparities between the rich, the poor, and those on the continuum in between.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Donald Trump Unleashes the Dogs of War

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...

Muslim Congressman Calls Trump's Bigotry Out Of Style, Like 'Very Negative Bell-Bottoms'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump faced a wave of criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday over his call to bar all Muslims from entering the United States. Rep. Ke...

At Long Last, Have You No Decency, Mr. Trump?' Rubio, Cruz And Jeb Aren't Brave Enough To Ask

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

Donald Trump now shouts about Mexican rapists coming across our Southern border, tweets absolutely false numbers about blacks murdering whites--numbers generated by a neo-Nazi website for crying out loud--and expresses approval when his white supporters assault a Black Lives Matter protester at one of his rallies. Sounds a hell of a lot like 1954 to me.

Speak Out if You Agree With Hillary Clinton "We Are Better Than That"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

"Americans will hopefully also speak out if they agree with me the words 'we are better than that' apply to the hateful words and policies Republican candidates for president and other current Republican office holders are spewing.

Donald Trump Is The New Joseph McCarthy, Blogger Says

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.21.2015 | Entertainment

Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump has already been compared to Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and fictional bad gu...